HMP Glasgow – Kier’s delivery team


Masterplans for the new HMP Glasgow prison have been submitted. 

Glasgow port (stock image)
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by Rory ButlerJanuary 3, 2023

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Kier is the main contractor in the HMP Glasgow Strategic Alliance, the delivery team for the £100 million facility. 

The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) awarded Kier the preconstruction services contract. 

The new jail will be built on a 54-acre site at the former Provan Gas Works and replace the Victorian-era HMP Barlinnie. 

  • Planning in principle approved August 2020 
  • 1,200-inmate jail 
  • Five houseblocks   
  • Net-zero carbon facility   

HMP Glasgow Strategic Alliance 

  • Holmes Miller  
  • Curtins  
  • Pick Everard  
  • Arup  
  • Medical Architecture  
  • FES  
  • PCE  
  • Careys 

Social value 

Kier will also support the SPS through its “Making Ground” programme, a serving prisoner and prison leaver employment scheme. 

Further planning applications are expected throughout the year. 

Construction will complete in 2026. 

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